Why not this house?
Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:06 AM
Second thought......Knowing now that an old man stood Naked in front of the window makes me withdraw my bid of $301.50. I don't want people walking by the house saying "That's where the naked man was" while I'm out cutting grass thinking they're talking about me.
Edited by Ironhorse, 23 February 2013 - 10:14 AM.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:22 AM
Remember, its a buyer's market and this property has done nothing to entice a buyer to move there.
Edited by Jeff all my Life, 23 February 2013 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:51 PM
I live about 4 houses away from this, and the reason the house is for sale has nothing to do with Jeffboat, noise pollution, or any of the other reasons that have been listed that make the nighborhood I have lived in my entire life sound "bad".
It's not a bad neighborhood at all!!...I lived very near that location for over 10yrs, loved it there and would have no problems living in that area again...I never even noticed the noise!!...For some of us the sound of crickets at night is just as bad as motorcycle noise is to others...In fact, I also lived in a recently annexed area of the city for 3yrs prior to that but couldn't deal with quiet, so moved as soon as the chance presented itself...I have to have some noise around me to keep from going bonkers...And to go to sleep!!...( I do agree with RF though, I wouldn't have taken down the trees that acted was a privacy buffer).
Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:14 PM
I've lived near Jeffboat, too, and the noise really didn't bother us either...and hubby liked watching the cranes moving around. What can I say, he's easily amused.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:37 PM
I live about 4 houses away from this, and the reason the house is for sale has nothing to do with Jeffboat, noise pollution, or any of the other reasons that have been listed that make the nighborhood I have lived in my entire life sound "bad". The previous owner of the house was a pervert that had a thing for the nieghbor across the street, got thrown in jail for stalking, (and standing in front of the window naked on Halloween), and I heard had a restraining order placed on him that would not allow him to return to his house. Most of this was in the newspaper. The house has been sitting "falling apart" for several years. It has been many, many years since the indoor pool could be really called indoor, because of the holes in the roof of the building. It definitely could be a very nice place to live, but would take a LOT of money to rebuild. I like this neighborhood, and don't have any problem with Jeffboat.
Not everyone would be aware of this story but would only have to stand there for a little while and hear the problems I listed.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:09 PM
The pool house is actually an enclosed pool. It's not big, maybe 25 feet by 15 feet. Double french doors front and back can be opened up to bring in the sunshine, and it has / had windows on the sides that open up. Ornate italian tile around the edges of the pool. Pool is maybe 6 feet deep. Had the look inside of a Italian cabana. At the time it had a fresco with twinning ivy painted across the walls and flower pots with small trees set in the corners. Actually pretty.
Inside had a very nice staircase with what i think he said was hand turned walnut railings and spindels, very graceful. It did have the original glass, I thinks these are 6 feet tall windows. Lots of crown molding. Nice wood floors throughout. Had some quirks about it, pocket doors and small side staircases ( like servant ways), and the rooms were not huge, but still had a nice feel to the place.
And I believe he said that "garage" was actually at one time a coach house. Upper floor was for storage.
I really hope someone with the time and money can rescue this place. Imagine what it could look like.
Beautiful molding on the outside of that house, (they don't make them like that anymore.), with a freshly painted exterior and beautiful landscapeing all around . The pool refurbished to be what it once was, all fresh and sparkleing and inviteingly cool.
The interior redone with fresh paint and gilding on the woodwork. The floors polished to golden warmth in the slanting rays of the sunshine coming through those wonderful windows. Lots of possibilities here.
It's an "if only..." for me, tho. Wishful thinking...
Edited by i like squirrels, 23 February 2013 - 02:10 PM.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:35 PM
Well, Ironhorse, if you're not going to offer Wild Turkey, I'll just have to keep bidding...$346.87.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
Edited by umc, 23 February 2013 - 05:37 PM.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:19 PM
We rehabbed two houses in our old city from the ground up. Was a lot of work, and frankly, I don't have the energy for that anymore. My husband rehabbed houses for a living, so he did the majority of the work himself. Me, I was banned from power tools, but could paint! lol
Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:31 PM
(NOW........by gawd.......start'a counter bid'n,LOL!......)
Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:31 AM
And now a new bidder. Geez.
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